Padres Interested In Brad Hawpe

Brad Hawpe will clear waivers tomorrow, reports Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, and the Padres "have genuine interest."  Renck mentions the Rangers as another potential suitor.  The White Sox, Rays, and Phillies are other speculative matches.  MLBTR readers went with the White Sox by a thin margin in our Friday poll, though it was later revealed that they intend to claim Manny Ramirez.

Hawpe would have to play left field for the Padres, who have Ryan Ludwick manning the other outfield corner.  Will Venable, Chris Denorfia, and Scott Hairston have been handling left field lately.  Padres left fielders have just a .213/.306/.327 line on the season.

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